Top 3 Reasons for Low Pressure in a Lift Station

The way a lift station works is it pumps wastewater from a low to high elevation. The process helps when the water elevation has an insufficient amount of gravity flow from wastewater. When the pipes in a lift station lose pressure, wastewater cannot move throughout the system properly. As a result, pipes start to lose pressure which is one of the main culprits of this problem.

1. The valves or pipes are broken

If a lift station has broken valves or pipes, the pressure will immediately drop. A broken valve will stop the proper flow of wastewater that normally takes place inside of a lift station. The best solution is to determine if the valves are set correctly for 100 percent efficiency. A Lift Station Specialist can diagnose the issue in the pump station to restore the pressure levels for a happy and healthy lift station.

2. The pipes are clogged or full of deposits

One day the time may come when your lift station is clogged. This creates low pressure in the pipes and the flow of wastewater. Waste deposits have the potential to block pipes that can lead to an increase of pressure on one side of the blockage and low pressure on the opposite side.

3. Frozen pipes

With global warming in full effect, snow and low temperatures have been known to freeze, expand and crack pipes. If the pipes are not repaired, a leak can occur, reducing the pressure that is essential for removing wastewater. We recommend you keep your pipes insulated during unusual Florida temperatures.

Give the Experts a Call

Do you need diagnoses of your lift station? Have no fear, R and R Lift Station Services in Central Florida is here. We are available for emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the goal of keeping your lift stations happy. Give us a call today!